The Under21 European athletes completed their performances for the second day of the ETU European Taekwondo Under21 Championships that took place today, Sunday 24th of July 2016, at Sport Hall “Olympiysk”in Grozny, Russia.
The Event Programme of the 2nd Day of the Championships comprised Preliminaries/ Semi-Finals/ Finals and Awarding Ceremonies.
Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Lithuania and Cyprus are the European countries that succeeded in obtaining a place on the winners’ podium.
Subsequently, after the completion of the second day of the ETU European Taekwondo Under21 Championships in Grozny, the National Team of Russia managed to maintain her leading position regarding the general medal standings, since Russian competitors achieved to collect 11 medals up to now.
The categories in which the young European athletes participated earlier today are for Males -63 kg & -68 kg and for Females -53kg & -57kg.
According to the ETU Council Member and President of the Hungarian Taekwondo Federation Patakfalvy Miklos, the level of the Under21 Championships keeps increasing and we really look forward to seeing what is next in the future.
Continuing he added: “Also, an essential factor for the succession of these Championships is decision of ETU to give the right to all countries to be represented by two athletes in each weight category. Furthermore, the excellent programming schedule of the event by the Organising Committee and the ability to meet the deadlines right on time makes these Championships so effective. Moreover, it was a great experience for all they had a great opportunity to discuss several topics regarding Taekwondo sport and its expansion. In my opinion, it was an excellent idea the European Taekwondo Under 21 Championships to be held in Grozny, since it is a giant step forward for the Republic of Chechnya in general and for the future of Taekwondo sport in Grozny City. To conclude, I would like to refer to the ETU President Sakis Pragalos, since he is doing an excellent work and has the ability on the right decision making. This definitely helps Taekwondo to become even more well-known sport in Europe.”
The ETU Councli Member Georgiev Andrei, also commented: “We all feel extremely pleased for the hospitality here in the City of Grozny which is a great place where we enjoy the European Taekwondo Under21 Championships. Additionally, I am also happy to see that the fair play spirit is been shared between our young athletes. This is the major achievement for all of us. Taekwondo participants are not only excellent athletes but they also have developed great personalities which is the most important feature of Taekwondo Family. I would like also to congratulate Russian Taekwondo Federation for hosting Taekwondo Events effectively and for providing as unique sport experiences.”
The final places and results:
Male-A -63 kg
1st place: Andrienko Pavel (RUS)
2nd place: Aliev Rusian (RUS)
3rd place: Millert Albert (POL)
3rd place: Dzhordzhev Mitko (BUL)
Male-A -68 kg
1st place: Yugay Vladislav (RUS)
2nd place: Chamalidis Konstantinos (GRE)
3rd place: Aliyev Aliaskar (AZE)
3rd place: Erkovan Samet (TUR)
1st place: Kudashova Tatiana (RUS)
2nd place: Cheloksaeva Anisiia (RUS)
3rd place: Rutkowska Magdalena (POL)
3rd place: Tvaronaviciute Klaudija (LTU)
Female-A -57 kg
1st place: Kontou Stavroula(GRE)
2nd place: Antoniou Anna Maria (CYP)
3rd place: Kramarenko Ekaterina (RUS)
3rd place: Yilmaz Tugba (TUR)
Antoniou Anna Maria (CYP): “Firstly I would like to thank my parents, my coach and my friends who are always by my side. I am extremely happy for my silver medal since it is my first European Championships and I had a good performance. My next goal is Junior World Championship in Canada.”
Andrienko Pavel (RUS): “The level of these Championships was really high and this is really good. Also I would like to thank my coach for being so strict with me and this made me even stronger. “
Daniel Trapatoni, by MasTKD+